Controversial Soldier Timothy Poe Exits 'America's Got Talent'
Timothy Poe, the former military service man who lost all credibility after not being able to prove his background story, has been booted out of 'America's Got Talent' in the latest round, and there'll be no doubt that few will be missing the 35 year-old.
Back in the initial audition rounds, Poe had told of his 14 years in military service and explained that he'd been injured in combat when he "had volunteered for a team to go out and clear buildings and help out with the wounded". Continuing the tale, he'd said "There was a guy who came up with a rocket-propelled grenade. I saw it coming down, and by the time I turned and went to jump on top of my guys, I yelled 'grenade' and the blast had hit me." However this was discredited by the Minnesota National Guard whom he'd served for, saying that no record of his injury existed and that he'd not received a purple heart given to those wounded in the line of duty.
Many were hoping he might get kicked off the show there and then for his disrespect for those who had in fact been hurt in service, however with these rounds being filmed a month previously, the decision for him to go was based purely on musical reasons, his weak cover of George Strait's 'The Chair' failing to impress the judges.